The attorney of Spreckels mansion owner Jonah Shacknai is demanding that the lawyer hired by the family of Rebecca Zahau stop her media barrage about the death investigation.
Zahau was found hanging naked and bound at the Coronado mansion owned by Shacknai in July. Authorities ruled her death a suicide, but Zahau's family did not accept the results of the investigation and hired Seattle attorney Anne Bremner.
10News obtained a copy of the cease and desist letter through its media partner, The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The letter was sent by Dan Webb to Bremner. In the letter, he demands she stop what he calls "false, public and damaging statements" about Shacknai.
The letter reads in part, "Mr. Shacknai and his family have suffered two tragic losses under the harsh and unkind glare of a national media frenzy you have now helped sustain."
Bremner has gone on record with numerous media outlets insisting Zahau's death at the mansion was not a suicide as investigators determined.
On Tuesday, San Diego authorities released new details about Zahau's death.
Medical Examiner Dr. Jonathan Lucas says Tuesday that a handful of minor injuries were found, but adds in a statement that Zahau's death is still being ruled a suicide.
Among the injuries to the 32-year-old were relatively minor bruises on the right side of Zahau's scalp. Also, a T-shirt wrapped around her neck had been stuffed in her mouth.
Lucas says blood found on Zahau's inner thighs was her own and there was no genital trauma.
Zahau lived in a waterfront estate known as the Spreckels mansion with boyfriend Jonah Shacknai, founder and chief executive of Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
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